Los Angeles Dodgers closing pitcher Kenley Jansen throws in the ninth inning at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Photograph: EPA

Cody Bellinger hit a home run and made a spectacular, over-the-wall catch in the seventh inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers held on and moved one win a(...)

A bolt of lightning comes down from the clouds during the sixth inning of an opening day baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park. Photograph: AP

The Nationals and Yankees knelt in unison before the first game of the baseball season as part of an opening day ceremony Thursday night that featured(...)

Canelo Alvarez fights Rocky Fielding in New York on December 15th. Photograph: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Canelo Álvarez has signed the largest contract in the history of sport, agreeing a five-year, 11-fight deal worth at least $365m (€317m) with streamin(...)

 John Sterling: New York Yankees’ radio broadcaster. The team plays 162 regular season games and he hasn’t missed a single one since 1990. Photograph:  Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

In his first at-bat on Opening Day this year, Giancarlo Stanton smashed the second pitch he faced over the wall for a two-run homer. Exactly the type (...)

 JJ Delaney and Jackie Tyrrell celebrate victory over Tipperary  in the All-Ireland final replay of 2014. “I relished the idea of doing all this so that when the summer came around, I was going into the championship with a hard, strong body.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Last Monday, the Seattle Seahawks paid their new running-back Eddie Lacy $55,000 for weighing less than 255lb – just under 18½ stone. Next month, they(...)

 David Bentley, Jackie Tyrell and Aaron Kernan feature  in “TheToughest Trade”. The  documentary film  follows the GAA players  who experience professional sports of baseball and football while former professional athletes David Bentley and Brian Schneider experience the life of an amateur GAA club player with Crossmaglen Rangers, Armagh, and James Stephens, Kilkenny. Photograph: Sportsfile

The first thing that needs to be said about The Toughest Trade, which aired on TV3 on Thursday night, is that Jackie Tyrrell is one of the very few me(...)